The Thinking That Made Them – Sensemaking

There are frameworks designed by systems thinkers that can help us understand where we are and navigate an ever-changing context. I discuss two that I have found helpful: The first is David Holgrem’s system diagram for the change between pre-industrial and current systems, where the producers and those with power over resources became increasingly distant from each other. The second is Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework for navigating simple, complicated, complex or chaotic situations. These help me to know where I am, and as Snowden says, to go from confused to aware that I am confused, and steps to move between states.

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